Archive for Tuesday, April 18, 1995


April 18, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A 36-year-old Lawrence woman has reported that between 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, an acquaintance stole her wedding rings and a watch from her residence in the 1500 block of West 26th. The woman told police the items were on the counter near the phone when she let the man into the residence to make a phone call. The total value of the property was estimated at $2,600. Police have not contacted the suspect.
  • Police are investigating a report that a Craftsman riding mower, valued at $1,047, was stolen between 6:10 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. Monday from a driveway in the 200 block of Arkansas. There are no suspects.

Police reports

  • Police are investigating a report that an 18-year-old Kansas University student was raped about 2 a.m. Saturday as she was walking in the 1600 block of West 24th. The woman told police that she was walking home after having an argument with her boyfriend and approached a black male who was standing on the street. She said she asked the man for a quarter so she could make a phone call. She said the man then grabbed her, threw her to the ground and assaulted her. The woman told police that after the incident, she walked to her home and then went to the hospital. The suspect was described as about 6 feet 1 inch tall and between 160 and 170 pounds.

Sheriff's reports

  • Assorted tools, valued on a sheriff's report at $3,508, reportedly were stolen between 6 p.m. Friday and 1:35 p.m. Saturday from a residence about seven miles west of Lawrence on East 400 Road. Further details were unavailable.
  • Fishing and camping equipment, valued on a report at $1,368, has been reported stolen from a camping trailer that was parked in the area of North 150 Road and East 1250 Road. According to the sheriff's report, the property was stolen between Sept. 1 and March 30. The loss was reported Monday.
  • Sheriff's deputies are investigating a report that at least $1,700 in property was taken between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday from a residence about 16 miles southwest of Lawrence on East 400 Road. Property reported missing included televisions, videocassette recorders, power tools and lawn equipment. Some of the items were taken from the residence and some from a shed. There are no suspects.

Injury accidents

  • An Oklahoma woman was listed in good condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle accident at about 3 p.m. Monday about two miles south of the Douglas-Franklin county line on U.S. Highway 59. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Sarah M. Whitedeer, 42, Ada, Okla., was southbound on U.S. 59 in a 1989 Ford van when she lost control of the vehicle during a heavy rain. The patrol reported the van ran into the ditch, went back onto the roadway, ran into the opposite ditch, rolled several times and came to rest on its top. Both Whitedeer and one of five children who were in the van, Jincee Whitedeer, 11, were thrown from the vehicle. Four of Whitedeer's children, who ranged in age from 2 to 14, were treated and released from LMH. The fifth child was uninjured.
  • A 12-year-old Lawrence boy was being treated this morning at LMH for injuries he received in a bicycle accident about 8 a.m. today in the 1300 block of West 24th. Christopher Smith, 1900 W. 31st, was injured when his bicycle struck a street sign. Smith apparently had looked over his shoulder at someone who had spoken to him before the accident, police said.
  • Bob Zago, Perry, was listed in fair condition this morning at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka with injuries he suffered shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday in a three-vehicle accident at 25th and Haskell. Richard Zago, Lawrence, was treated at LMH and released. Daryle Urban, Lawrence, was admitted to LMH after the accident but was released this morning. A report on the accident was unavailable from police this morning.

Condition reports

  • Robert G. Cernech, 38, Kansas City, Kan., remained in critical condition this morning at Kansas University Medical Center, where he was taken after a two-vehicle accident March 29 on U.S. Highway 24 about 1 1/2 miles west of the Douglas-Jefferson county line.

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